Jacks Birth Story

IMG_6031As I look through the photos of my home birth I am reminded of what a life-changing day that really was. Birth is truly an incredible, empowering thing for women and I feel like I was REALLY able to experience physically the process of labor and birth with Jack. When i found out I was pregnant, I knew right away that I wanted to have an un-medicated birth. I wasnt able to experience that with the twins and although I cherish their birthday with my whole heart, I knew I wanted to experience the entire process of what my body was made to do with this labor and delivery. (for those of you reading, I apologize, this is a LENGTHY one! I didnt want to forget anything, so I basically wrote a novel). :)

LEADING UP TO LABOR: As the weeks went by I felt more and more prepared for birth. I had questions answered, I prayed and worked through fears I had, I read birth story after birth story of strong, courageous women that gave birth without medication and I envisioned as many scenarios as I could think of to mentally prepare myself for the big day. Craig and I met with our midwife and midwife assistant (two people I care deeply for and have known almost my entire life, my childhood best friend, Christine and her amazing mama Cathy) and felt so taken care of and built so much trust in the fact that we were doing the right thing for us. I also had a blessing-way the month before my birth and it was so powerful having my “tribe” of strong women show me their love and support and give me the extra strength I would need to draw from the day of.

The end of my pregnancy drew near and Jack decided he was really cozy in my tummy. My due date came and went, and so did 41 weeks…I started to wonder if maybe he really was a figment of my imagination after all and worried I might need to be induced once again like I had to be with the twins. I spoke with my midwives of my concerns and anxiety and they told me not to worry, that he would come when he was ready and it would be okay.  I think I was gifted those extra days to really get mentally prepared for what was to come. With each additional day I had to wait, I grew stronger and more at peace trusting my body and the process God designed for me.

THE BIG DAY: Finally, 10 days past my due date, I woke up at 3am with a strong contraction. I had had them randomly at night for about three weeks now and so I assumed it was probably nothing and decided to go back to sleep. Later I awoke again to what felt like another strong contraction and got excited and checked my phone to see what time it was. It was 4:15am, (about an hour after the first) so not wanting to get my hopes up too much I decided to get a drink of water, hit the bathroom and see how things felt. A few minutes later I felt more strong pressure in my lower abdomen and wondered if that could be another contraction too? I sat there thinking there was no way it could be as everyone always says contractions begin about 30 minutes apart, then go to 20, then 15, then 5 etc. I didnt think they STARTED at 3-5 minutes apart, but just a few minutes after that I felt another and decided maybe I should see what my midwife assistant thought.

I sent Christine a text to let her know and she told me she would come over right away if I wanted her to. I decided I wanted to wait another twenty minutes just to be sure my contractions kept coming since it was 4 in the morning and I didnt want to be the false alarm girl! :) BUT, about 10 more minutes passed and I felt 3 more contractions and decided that we probably didn’t need to wait another 10 and she could come as soon as possible. So she was on her way and I woke Craig up to help me through my next contractions (which mostly came in the form of him cracking jokes and making me laugh which did NOT help the pain, haha but definitely distracted me from it). Christine arrived soon after (about 5:30am) and her and Craig got the birthing pool set up in our bedroom, she lit candles, and started my birth playlist for me as well as pushed on my hips through each contraction and showed Craig how to do the same. photo 2

I was feeling okay as long as I could focus and close my eyes during contractions and someone was putting pressure on my hips, so I sat on the medicine ball with a heating pack on my belly and Craig or Christine would push my hips together during a contraction and I would rest and talk to them between each one. photo 1(1)

By about 6am, my contractions were getting much stronger. I decided to get in the birthing pool and was SO glad that I did. I felt so much relief, was able to relax better between contractions and the warm water felt so comforting through the strong, deep pains of labor. Christine or Craig ran the palm of their hand down my spine during contractions while I was in the birthing pool and Craig held my hand between each one. Christine offered words of comfort when I needed them as I began to really feel labor take its grasp on me. I was now completely focused and trying to engage my entire mind, body and spirit through the pain so I could work with my body and Jack to make the needed progress. photo 3There was one moment where I was on the verge of tears wondering if I could actually do it and Christine said, “Just remember, on the other side of all of this you will get to meet your baby”. It was JUST what I needed to hear and all of the sudden I felt so much stronger, excited and in touch with what I was doing. I cried, but not tears of fear, tears that I couldn’t believe I was really finally doing this, I was about to meet my baby and it was going to be soon. My midwife Cathy arrived about 7am and her and Christine finished setting up everything for the delivery. Just after that, my mom and dad also showed up about this time and my mom came up to join us. I cried when I saw my mama, and she came to stroke my hair through the rest of my labor, I felt comfort being able to have her there to draw strength from as well.

Cathy did my cervical check and told me to really try to relax through each contraction and let my body push the baby down and not fight things, and she had Craig get me an electrolyte to drink so I would stay hydrated. I could tell from the look in her eyes that I had a lot of progress to make still. I tried not to get discouraged but at this point I could feel each contraction take up my entire body and I didnt know if I could possibly last hours and hours longer if my body wasnt making progress. She never said numbers, which I am so glad in retrospect because I think that REALLY would have disappointed me and made me doubt myself and the process. Instead she encouraged me through each of the following contractions and gently coached me to feel empowered, strong and at peace.

The next thirty minutes seemed to pass quickly as I felt my body naturally wanting to push with each contraction. I asked Cathy if it was okay if I felt like I needed to push and she smiled and said, “you have been pushing”, like it was okay to do whatever my body told me to, and I said “okay, so thats okay then?” and she said yes, so I just continued to trust my body and do what felt right. She decided to check me again (about 8am) and after doing so, told me I did such a good job and that all she could feel was the sac at this point and that she felt breaking my water would help Jack progress much faster.

IMG_5933So at the beginning of my contraction she broke my water and I could instantly feel Jack push down into my hips. I don’t know if I can even come close to describing what it felt like when I was REALLY pushing Jack out, but as I could feel his head pass between my hips it literally felt like they were breaking in half. It was SO much pain, and at the same time, so much relief to really FEEL the progress I was making. Cathy told me to make quick, short breaths any time I felt stinging and that slowed things down just enough that I didn’t tear. It seemed like I was pushing forever and then before I knew it, I could feel his head crown and knew that I was close.

I was full of excitement and at this point, knowing that I was moment from meeting my son. I pushed a few more times and a felt a huge relief as his head came out. Cathy checked to make sure there was no cord in the way and I rested for a few moments between contractions and then pushed again as she and Christine guided his shoulder out and told me to hurry and be ready as he was almost here. I looked down as I pushed the rest of his body out and am STILL in awe of the absolute miracle of being able to see my baby be born and pull him up to my chest immediately. I caught him as he came out with his little eyes closed and his body wiggling in the water and hugged him close as he coughed gently and uttered a few beautiful cries.

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Midwives recording birth time

IMG_5934IMG_5936IMG_5941IMG_5943He was born at 8:51am just four and a half hours after my actual labor began. It was the most peaceful, incredible, triumphant moment of my life and I felt nothing but pure joy. Craig and I admired him while we waited for his umbilical cord to stop pulsating and it was such a spiritual experience. His cord was cut and he was given to Craig to hold while I delivered the placenta and the midwives helped me into the shower. I couldn’t believe how amazing I felt so shortly after birth, and that all of the pain I was feeling moments before was completely gone. I remember thinking, “I could go hike up the mountain right now I feel so good!” (obviously the adrenalin hadn’t worn off QUITE yet…haha)

IMG_5938IMG_5951IMG_5953I got dressed in comfortable clothes, climbed into bed and was able to relax and nurse Jack while Craig and my parents got the twins out of bed (Who woke up at 9am, almost two hours past their normal wake-up time!). They ran into our bedroom to see the baby they had heard and were able to meet their little brother right away. It was so special and fun to see their faces and watch them look at their brother for the first time.

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First diaper change by Grandma

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Newborn Exam

IMG_5963IMG_5975IMG_5967IMG_5979IMG_5989IMG_5997IMG_5993IMG_6004IMG_6008Soon after Cathy and Christine did Jacks newborn exam and Craig held him to be weighed and we learned that he was 8lbs 5 ounces and 21.5 inches long. (And the cutest little thing EVER). It was a day we will never forget and every part of it felt so right. I know God played a huge role in every single moment of my pregnancy being healthy and safe without knowing I was carrying a child, and labor and delivery being so smooth and beautiful. I will forever be grateful to him and know how blessed we are to have such an incredible baby.

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Grandma Haggett with Jack

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Christine and I

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Jack with his amazing midwife Cathy.

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Sisters

IMG_6022IMG_6031IMG_6029IMG_6027*To Jack, for when you read this someday: We are SO happy to have you as part of the family Jack and even though we didnt know you were coming until a little later than most people do, you were the best surprise ever! You are the sweetest, most adorable baby and we couldnt be more proud of you. We are so excited to see what life brings you and will be there to support and love you every step of the way! Love, Mom and Dad

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Good things come in threes.

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I dont even know how to start this post. I have so many thoughts going through my head right now from excitement, relief, shock, to wondering if I am capable for what lies ahead. As most of you know, I had my amazing boy/girl twins Mason and Zoey 14 months ago (today) and they have been the biggest blessing in mine and Craig’s lives. As most of you ALSO know, I am OBSESSED with Crossfit and competing and after taking an entire year off for my twin pregnancy I was so excited to get back to training again. I had umbilical hernia surgery about 6 weeks after delivering the twins, so I had to wait until the 3 month mark to begin with training again and it was so hard getting back into things after taking a year off and going through the huge endeavor of carrying twins to term. 

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My huge dream for this past year was to qualify for Crossfit Regionals and Olympic Weightlifting Nationals after having Mason and Zoey and both of those amazing experiences came true for me. I competed in the Crossfit Open end of February/beginning of March, and unbeknownst to me and Craig, also got pregnant about that time (I stopped pumping/breastfeeding at the 6-7 month mark and March was 8 months post-partum, so I never had a period and got pregnant pretty much right away…)

A progress pic on my instagram acct. i did 9 months postpartum, (about 1 month pregnant). (I didnt do one after this because my progress starting going the opposite direction...) :)

A progress pic on my instagram acct. i did 9 months postpartum, (about 1 month pregnant). (I didnt do one after this because my progress starting going the opposite direction…) :)

I ended up doing well enough in the open to qualify for Regionals which was the end of May and even though I was incredibly sick during my regionals prep I decided to still compete (haha right? No WONDER I was so tired!)  At Regionals I was about 3 months pregnant and was starting to get anxiety about my “Diastasis Recti” ie: abdominal separation that I thought I had due to my twin pregnancy, my abs seemed to be separated and I had a bit of a “pooch” going on. I was nervous to compete in front of such a huge audience not feeling very confident about my tummy but I decided I needed to get over it and not be so attached to my physical appearance as that was a pretty minor thing to deal with after creating such miracles. I ended up placing 21st and had a blast, all without knowing I had a baby brewing in my belly…

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Fast forward a couple of months and I was able to compete at Nationals for Olympic Weightlifting mid July and I had a max total Personal Best (202# Cleand and Jerk and 158.4# Snatch) for my lifts placing 20th at the meet in my weight class. I also had some spotting (sorry if any dudes are reading this) so I thought oh I must be starting my first period, so I scheduled an appointment with my OBGYN for my one year appointment and decided it was time to get on birth control and all that. I asked him about my abdominal separation and my concerns with that and he said that surgery would be the only option after I’m done having children down the road, because with as fit as I am if I wasnt able to close the separation it probably wasnt going to close. He also gave me the nuvaring, and said I was good to go. 

About 5 months pregnant.

About 5 months pregnant.

So i went home and started the nuvaring (which I’m pretty bothered about right now…) and found a physical therapist in hopes to correct my separation so I could compete again this year and not feel like my core was going to cause me potential injuries (my ribs kept going out of place during training and I was beginning to have crazy hip flexor issues when I would run etc) (I know i know, any normal human would probably realize they were pregnant, but we did fertility with Mason and Zoey and i THOUGHT i had a period at this point, not to mention my first pregnancy was TWO babies – one baby just doesnt cause quite the same amount of ruckus as two does! ;)

So after one round with the Nuva ring I had put on about 8lbs my boobs had gone up in size and my tummy was WAY worse, I decided to forego the next round because it was horrible birth control obviously, haha and I was sooo tired! I also started having random strangers asking me if I was expecting and was getting SO discouraged and ashamed that as a personal trainer AND avid fitness competitor/healthy eater I couldnt get control of my body! I was doing my physical therapy exercises daily and wearing my abdominal binder to help encourage my abs to come together but nothing was really seeming to help. 

About 10 days ago we left for vacation to our family cabin in Montana and my mom saw me and was so concerned about my abs, she kept saying “honey I dont know about that Crossfit, do you think all the weightlifting you are doing could be making things worse?” (I was starting to get so annoyed of everyone’s comments by then) and she said “well maybe just take a pregnancy test and you can rule that out and when you get home you can see a doctor and figure out whats up” so I grabbed a test at the local drugstore and took it real quick that evening and WHOAH! I was definitely pregnant and in total shock!

We calculated things and figured shoot based on the last period I had, I could be 6 or even 10 weeks along! ;) (HAHA) until later that evening I realized Oh my gosh, I can feel kicking and I am pretty sure I have BEEN feeling kicking for a while now. Everyone in my family thought I was crazy until they could SEE the baby kicking – at this point Craig and I were totally in shock trying to figure out how far along I could really be. I was also really nervous because I had been training so hard and wouldnt have done so had I known I was carrying a baby. (Proves how strong our bodies and babies really are I guess!) So we had to wait about 9 days to get into the doctor and finally today was the day – by now I had guessed I must be about 25 or 26 weeks along, and figured I would probably have this baby early December and thought it was a boy (Craig also guessed boy) but lets be real, I wasnt really trusting my intuition after the whole “find out your pregnant when you are easily 5+ months along ordeal). ;) 

And….we were right! We did our targeted ultra sound today and baby BOY is measuring 26w5d and is due December 4th! Which means I’m about to have 3 kids exactly 17 months apart. (only fitting since the first two were 17 minutes apart right?). And I have officially experienced a moment of surprise that is even crazier than finding out I was pregnant with twins! :)

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We are SO excited, and know that life is going to be totally crazy and wild and we might be pulling our hair out (or losing it) for the next couple of years trying to keep up with three “babies” and all that comes with that (like the HUNDREDS of diapers!!!) but we know that this is what God wants for our little (big) family and cant wait to meet this little guy that couldnt wait to come join the crew. Send us prayers and wish us luck cuz I’m about to have a baby in exactly three months!!! (Oh and if you asked me if I was expecting, and I said no, and you felt like a jerk, I’m SORRY!!!) haha. I am also hoping the Crossfit open is late February again this year cuz…i’ll be giving it a go for sure if it is! :) (That is if I can get out of the house long enough to hit a few workouts!) :) 

We cant wait to meet you little dude! Your brother and sister are going to show you how to have SO much fun! 

Love,

Michaela

*Also, I’m sure I missed a million details, like the fact that I have been craving sour patch kids and donuts like crazy the past few months and only craved those with Mason and Zoey as well – I think I had Craig worried for a minute when I would ask him to get me sour patch kids regularly lately…. ;) (I’ll probably have to come back and edit this a few more times as I wrap my head around this more and more! :) 

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SEPTEMBER PROGRAMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR SIGN UP!

Each program will be four weeks long and will build each month so you can continue them as you please! I am offering a COMPLETELY new program and am so excited for all of them. See below for details and sign up by Friday to receive a huge discount!

All programs have the following benefits:

  • Access to the “HUNGRYFITNESS” closed facebook group
    • We will post motivation, tips, support, feedback etc.
    • You can post your progress, videos of movements for feedback, ask questions etc.
    • You can follow other group members progress and achieve the accountability you need for success
  • Questions answered via email as needed
  • Custom program tailoring depending on your specific needs

“ULTIMATE FITNESS PROGRAM” ($45 if you sign up by Friday, $60 if signed up by August 26th)

Want to have the ultimate physique and feel amazing no matter what life throws at you?

  • This program is a combination of “the best of the best”: CrossFit style workouts, bodybuilding isolation work, endurance and speed training and everything in between!
  • There will be a lot of variety and no day will be the same
  • Workouts will be tailored for overall fat loss and muscle growth.
  • Programming for 6 days a week with 1 active rest day (workouts last about 60-90 min)

*Client must have basic knowledge of weightlifting and gym must be equipped with the regular stuff.


“ENDURANCE BEAST” ($35 if you sign up by Friday, $50 if signed up by August 26th)

Want to train for a half marathon, mud run, or just have better endurance and the body of a runner?

  • This will be a varied program with three running days per week and 2-3 cross-training/crossfit-style days
  • Will be doing interval running, tempo runs and longer distances to make you into the best runner you can be, and keep things varied and fun.
  • This is perfect for a beginner wanting to get in shape or for a more advanced athlete that wants to add endurance to their current training program.

*This program will be for beginner and intermediate and will have different programming for both groups


“HOMEFIT SEXY” ($35 if you sign up by Friday, $50 if signed up by August 26th)

Want to look good naked and not have to leave the house to do so?

  • 6 days each week of programming using body weight movements only.
  • Programming will be a combination of cardio movements: running, jumping, mtn climbers, burpees, stairs (if you have them), etc as well as body weight strength movements such as, squats, push-ups, dips, lunges, sit ups etc.
  • This is a great plan for those that are nervous  to hit the gym or beginners and need someone to help get them back in shape. It is also awesome for mamas that can’t leave the house and want to get in shape while also being able to chase kids around all day!

*Must have a set of dumbbells (about 15# for women and 25# for men) and jump rope


“PALEO MEAL PLANS” ($45 if you sign up by Friday, $60 if signed up by August 26th)

Want to lean out, feel amazing energy and enjoy eating fresh, delicious meals?

  • 7 days a week (3 meals per day plus 1 snack and post workout meal)
  • All meals are color coded by amount of time to cook and are easy to follow!
  • Most clients lose about 5-10lbs in one month
  • No fake crap, all real food
  • Lots of recipes and variety of meals, you will not be eating the same thing daily, you will also not be starving. (I’m a firm believer in eating real food and getting the right amount of fuel to meet your body’s needs.)
  • Meal plans can be tailored to specific needs, such as breastfeeding, super active schedules, food allergies, etc.

WANT TO SIGN UP FOR MORE THAN ONE PROGRAM? PRICING FOR PROGRAM COMBOS BELOW:

PALEO MEAL PLANS + ULTIMATE: $70 if sign up by Friday, $90 if signed up by August 26th

PALEO MEAL PLANS + HOMEFIT SEXY: $60 if sign up by Friday, $80 if signed up by August 26th

PALEO MEAL PLANS + ENDURANCE: $60 if sign up by Friday, $80 if signed up by August 26th

 

SIGN UP DETAILS:

In order to qualify for the discounts you MUST sign up by Friday August 22nd at midnight, to officially sign up you will need to:

1. Send money (US dollars) to Hungryfitness@gmail.com via PAYPAL

2. Email me: hungryfitness@gmail.com with the program name you would like to do.

*Once I receive payment and email from you, I will send your questionnaire to you to be filled out and gather the information I need, as well as add you to the HUNGRYFITNESS closed facebook group.

I cant wait to work with a new group of amazing people ready to achieve their goals! I will be with you every step of the way and am so excited for the program additions!

 

I believe in you,

Michaela

 

 

Spicy Fish Tacos

I was craving fish tacos all last week while cutting weight for nationals and i decided to make some last night. They did NOT disappoint! I got home from the gym after doing the benchmark workout Jackie (1k row, 50 barbell thrusters, 30 pullups) and fed the babies some dinner and then ran to the store to grab the ingredients I didnt have while Craig put Mason and Zoey to bed. I came home to a quiet house and was able to enjoy a fun evening of cooking with the hubby (one of my favorite things to do thats not as common these days in our hectic life with twins). Craig and I both love spicy and this was the perfect amount of kick for us! If you arent totally into spicy its really easy to tone it down by deseeding the jalepeno or leaving it out altogether! I hope you enjoy them! (Paleo substitutes are below!)  

Fish Tacos

Fish Tacos

FISH TACOS:

(Serves 4 – 25 min prep/cook time)

INGREDIENTS:
For the Blackened Fish:
  • 1.5 lbs tilapia fillets
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 12 corn tortillas (or just sub butter lettuce leaves to keep it grain-free)
For the Slaw:
  • 1/2 red cabbage, sliced thin
  • 1/4 green cabbage, sliced thin
  • 1/2 medium-sized onion, diced (optional)
  • 1/2 c shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup cilantro (finely chopped)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • salt, to taste
For the Avocado-Cilantro Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (sub coconut cream or greek yogurt if desired)
  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted and skinned
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped (if you want a more mild flavor, de-seed or omit)
  • Salt, to taste
 
DIRECTIONS
  1. In a small bowl, combine the spices for the tilapia. Sprinkle the mixture over both sides of your tilapia fillets, and then rub the seasonings in.
  2. Combine all of the Avocado-Cilantro Sauce ingredients in a blender until “sauce-like”.
  3. Combine all of the Slaw ingredients in a large bowl.
  4. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Once heated, add in the tilapia. Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until the outside is browned and the fish flakes apart easily.
  5. Remove fish from heat, and if desired, warm the corn tortillas in the same skillet over medium heat, cooking for about 20 seconds per side.
  6. Break up the tilapia into 2-3″ pieces. Distribute the fish evenly between tortillas, and top with Slaw and Avocado-Cilantro Sauce. 
  7. Enjoy!

 

ONE YEAR POST TWINS CELEBRATION AND NEW PROGRAM ROLLOUT!!!

10154279_639463270352_2174187764164918710_n317741_10150303984964642_580640_n299472_535291321772_1787049857_nI officially have one year olds, and with that I am now one year into my crazy new life! With that said, I feel like its time for a “fresh” start and have am finally rolling out some new things for current programs as well as a couple of brand new programs that I have been brainstorming up for a while now!

I have been collaborating with my husband (Certified personal trainer and Division 1 Football Grad, majored in Exercise Science) and am SO excited about my roll out of new programs for this next year! I cant wait to get started and August 4th (Monday) is the official start date for everything!

Each program will be four weeks long and will build each month so you can continue them as you please! I am offering two COMPLETELY new programs and am so excited for all of them. See below for details and sign up in 48 hours to receive a huge discount!

All programs have the following benefits:

  • Access to the “HUNGRYFITNESS” closed facebook group
    • We will post motivation, tips, support, feedback etc.
    • You can post your progress, videos of movements for feedback, ask questions etc.
    • You can follow other group members progress and achieve the accountability you need for success
  • Questions answered via email as needed
  • Custom program tailoring depending on your specific needs

“ULTIMATE FITNESS PROGRAM” ($45 if you sign up in first 48 hours, $60 if signed up by July 30th)

Want to have the ultimate physique and feel amazing no matter what life throws at you?

  • This program is a combination of “the best of the best”: CrossFit style workouts, bodybuilding isolation work, endurance and speed training and everything in between!
  • There will be a lot of variety and no day will be the same
  • Workouts will be tailored for overall fat loss and muscle growth.
  • Programming for 6 days a week with 1 active rest day (workouts last about 60-90 min)

*Client must have basic knowledge of weightlifting and gym must be equipped with the regular stuff.


New!

“GET SWOLL” ($45 if you sign up in first 48 hours, $60 if signed up by July 30th)

*For males and/or females looking to get STRONG and build muscle mass.

  • Can be tailored for strength based or bodybuilding/hypertrophy goals ie: “getting swoll”.
  • Program format will be 5 workout days per week, with 2 rest days (sessions will typically last 60-80 minutes).
  • This program will have a good mix of isolation and compound movements, with increases throughout the month to optimize results.

*Must have access to all regular equipment and machines found at a gym.


New!!

“ENDURANCE BEAST” ($35 if you sign up in first 48 hours, $50 if signed up by July 30th)

Want to train for a half marathon, mud run, or just have better endurance and the body of a runner?

  • This will be a varied program with three running days per week and 2-3 cross-training/crossfit-style days
  • Will be doing interval running, tempo runs and longer distances to make you into the best runner you can be, and keep things varied and fun.
  • This is perfect for a beginner wanting to get in shape or for a more advanced athlete that wants to add endurance to their current training program.

*This program will be for beginner and intermediate and will have different programming for both groups


“HOMEFIT SEXY” ($35 if you sign up in first 48 hours, $50 if signed up by July 30th)

Want to look good naked and not have to leave the house to do so?

  • 6 days each week of programming using body weight movements only.
  • Programming will be a combination of cardio movements: running, jumping, mtn climbers, burpees, stairs (if you have them), etc as well as body weight strength movements such as, squats, push-ups, dips, lunges, sit ups etc.
  • This is a great plan for those that are nervous  to hit the gym or beginners and need someone to help get them back in shape. It is also awesome for mamas that can’t leave the house and want to get in shape while also being able to chase kids around all day!

*Must have a set of dumbbells (about 15# for women and 25# for men) and jump rope


“PALEO MEAL PLANS” ($45 if you sign up in first 48 hours, $60 if signed up by July 30th)

Want to lean out, feel amazing energy and enjoy eating fresh, delicious meals?

  • 7 days a week (3 meals per day plus 1 snack and post workout meal)
  • All meals are color coded by amount of time to cook and are easy to follow!
  • Most clients lose about 5-10lbs in one month
  • No fake crap, all real food
  • Lots of recipes and variety of meals, you will not be eating the same thing daily, you will also not be starving. (I’m a firm believer in eating real food and getting the right amount of fuel to meet your body’s needs.)
  • Meal plans can be tailored to specific needs, such as breastfeeding, super active schedules, food allergies, etc.

WANT TO SIGN UP FOR MORE THAN ONE PROGRAM? PRICING FOR PROGRAM COMBOS BELOW:

PALEO MEAL PLANS + ULTIMATE: $70 if sign up in first 48 hours, $90 if signed up by July 30th

PALEO MEAL PLANS + HOMEFIT SEXY: $60 if sign up in first 48 hours, $80 if signed up by July 30th

PALEO MEAL PLANS + ENDURANCE: $60 if sign up in first 48 hours, $80 if signed up by July 30th

 

SIGN UP DETAILS:

In order to qualify for the discounts you MUST sign up by July 23rd at midnight, to officially sign up you will need to:

1. Send money (US dollars) to Hungryfitness@gmail.com via PAYPAL

2. Email me: hungryfitness@gmail.com with the program name you would like to do.

*Once I receive payment and email from you, I will send your questionnaire to you to be filled out and gather the information I need, as well as add you to the HUNGRYFITNESS closed facebook group.

I cant wait to work with a new group of amazing people ready to achieve their goals! I will be with you every step of the way and am so excited for the program additions!

 

I believe in you,

Michaela

 

 

6 Months of Online Coaching Celebration! (DISCOUNTED PRICING!)

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I have now been online coaching for 6 months! I cant believe how fast it has gone by and I am loving every minute! I never thought I’d be able to work with athletes all over the world and I am having so much fun helping so many people reach their health and fitness goals, as well as find the confidence in themselves they have been missing or never knew they had! I love doing all of my programming! I have a lot of fun coming up with creative ways to kick my clients butts and get them in shape so they are able to work out from home, or building challenging, variety-packed workouts for my gym clients that want to mix things up, or take their training to the next level. I also love building menus for my clients that are trying to lean out but dont want to sacrifice food quality/flavor and variety in their meals (no broccoli and chicken meal plans over here!).

In short-I am loving every minute of what I get to do and the fact that I am able to do it while my babies nap, or go down for the night and I can spend their waking moments with them playing and teaching them the things I’m excited to teach them. I am so thankful that I have been able to work with such amazing clients and have even built some friendships that I value so much!

SOOOO….I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU!!!!

For the month of May I will be discounting all of my programs to show my current clients how grateful I am to them, and to give my new clients every reason to sign up for a month of goal crushing to get them ready for that bikini or “lawn mowing apparel” of their dreams. :) See below for all program details and new pricing!!!! I am taking sign ups until Thursday May 1st. for a start date of Monday May 5th! Sign up quickly though, since my pricing is lowered, it will definitely have to be first come first serve this month so I’m able to cater to all my clients needs!

THANK YOU FOR 6 AWESOME MONTHS!!!

To sign up send paypal to Hungryfitness@gmail.com and email me to confirm!

HUNGRYFITNESS PROGRAMS AND NEW PRICING:

HOME WORKOUT PLAN:
(for those that prefer to look hot without having to leave the house!)

  • 6 days each week of programming using body weight movements only.
  • Programming will be a combination of cardio movements: running, jumping, mtn climbers, burpees, stairs (if you have them), etc as well as body weight strength movements such as, squats, push-ups, dips, lunges, sit ups etc.
  • This is a great plan for those that are nervous  to hit the gym or beginners and need someone to help get them back in shape. It is also awesome for mamas that can’t leave the house and want to get in shape while also being able to chase kids around all day!

ULTIMATE PROGRAMMING (great for men and women)
(For those that can make it to a gym but need a program)

  • This can be catered to your skill level (wherever you are at)
  • It is a combination of CrossFit style workouts, body building isolation work and everything in between!
  • There will be a lot of variety and no day will be the same
  • Workouts catered for overall fat loss and muscle growth.
  • Programming for 6 days a week with rest factored in
  • Client must have basic knowledge of weightlifting and gym must be equipped with the regular stuff.

PALEO MEAL PLANS:

  • 7 days a week (3 meals per day plus 1 snack and post workout meal)
  • Written for those wanting to lean out and feel amazing.
  • All meals are color coded by amount of time to cook and are easy to follow!
  • Most clients lose about 5-10lbs in one month
  • No fake crap, all real food
  • Lots of recipes and variety of meals, you will not be eating the same thing daily, you will also not be starving. (I’m a firm believer in eating real food and getting the right amount of fuel to meet your body’s needs.)
  • A more simple version of this meal plan can also be provided for anyone that’s intimidated by eating healthy and WANTS to eat the same thing most days. :)

PRICING:
Home workout programming: $50 – now $30!!!
Ultimate programming: $70 – now $50!!!
Paleo Meal plans: $70 – now $55!!!
Body weight and meal plans: $90 – now $75!!!
Ultimate and meal plans: $100 (most clients do this option) – now $90!!!

*If you sign up with your spouse the second program is 50% off for spouse.

Payments can be made via paypal to hungryfitness@gmail.com

HUNGRYFITNESS SPRING PROGRAMS

ImageSpring is here!!! I LOVE spring so much! To me spring means, outside workouts, barbeques, playdates for the babies, croquet, soccer, volleyball, picnics, the zoo, sun on my skin, late nights with friends when its light out forever, basically anything and everything OUTSIDE!!!

One thing spring ALSO means though, is overall less clothing, and summer just around the corner where I like to basically LIVE in my swimsuit, I dont want it to be any different this year – even though only 8 months ago I was delivering TWO babies. So, that means I need to be focused on my eating and fitness and not slack off because “thats what everyone else is doing”. I want to be healthy, feel healthy, perform well and look awesome! I know I am not alone in this! So, with that said, it’s the beginning of spring, who is ready to kick it in gear and reach some goals before summer? I love online coaching and the opportunity I have to help people across the world reach their fitness goals, let me empower you to reach yours!

See below for all of my program details and pricing!

EMAIL hungryfitness@gmail.com to sign up for a plan

SEND MONEY via paypal to hungryfitness@gmail.com to secure your slot.

HOME WORKOUT PLAN:
(for those that prefer to look hot without having to leave the house!)

  • 6 days each week of programming using body weight movements only.
  • Programming will be a combination of cardio movements: running, jumping, mtn climbers, burpees, stairs (if you have them), etc as well as body weight strength movements such as, squats, push-ups, dips, lunges, sit ups etc.
  • This is a great plan for those that are nervous  to hit the gym or beginners and need someone to help get them back in shape. It is also awesome for mamas that can’t leave the house and want to get in shape while also being able to chase kids around all day!

ULTIMATE PROGRAMMING (great for men and women)
(For those that can make it to a gym but need a program)

  • This can be catered to your skill level (wherever you are at)
  • It is a combination of CrossFit style workouts, body building isolation work and everything in between!
  • There will be a lot of variety and no day will be the same
  • Workouts catered for overall fat loss and muscle growth.
  • Programming for 6 days a week with rest factored in
  • Client must have basic knowledge of weightlifting.

PALEO MEAL PLANS:

  • 7 days a week (3 meals per day plus 1 snack and post workout meal)
  • Written for those wanting to lean out and feel amazing.
  • All meals are color coded by amount of time to cook and are easy to follow!
  • Most clients lose about 5-10lbs in one month
  • No fake crap, all real food
  • Lots of recipes and variety of meals, you will not be eating the same thing daily, you will also not be starving. (I’m a firm believer in eating real food and getting the right amount of fuel to meet your body’s needs.)
  • A more simple version of this meal plan can also be provided for anyone that’s intimidated by eating healthy and WANTS to eat the same thing most days. :)

PRICING:
Home workout programming: $50
Ultimate programming: $70
Paleo Meal plans: $70
Body weight and meal plans: $90
Ultimate and meal plans: $100 (most clients do this option)

*If you sign up with your spouse the second program is 50% off for spouse.

Payments can be made via paypal to hungryfitness@gmail.com